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Grace Gray
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Professional Summary

Accomplished and energetic industry executive with a solid history of achievement in retail management and talent acquisition. Motivated leader with strong organizational and prioritization abilities. Areas of expertise include recruitment, cultivation of talent and execution of corporate strategies.

Experience
YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund New York, NY Jan 2005Present Director of Scholarship, Internship and Mentorship Programs
  • Responsible for all YMA Scholarship and Internship Programs inclusive of the scholarship selection process and internship placements of scholarship recipients
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with more than fifty Talent Acquisition Managers at YMA-FSF partnering companies
  • Create and actively maintain a database of 1000 past, current and potential scholarship recipients and educator partners at member schools 
  • Obtain paid summer internship opportunities annually for new scholarship class (approximately 125 scholars) with partnering companies 
Debra Malbin Associates New York, NY Jan 1999Present Director of Executive Placement
  • Recruit and interview sales, merchandising, design, planning, production and financial talent for positions in the fashion industry 
  • Evaluate candidates through personal meetings, expert resume reading skills and professional referencing to determine skill set and career goals 
  • Determine appropriate job opportunities for candidates, asses job openings and present qualified candidates to Talent Acquisition Managers at client companies 
  • Manage the interview process between the candidate and the client, including all communication, references and salary negotiations 
  • Develop and maintain extensive industry contacts to service existing and obtain new clients and candidates
Ann Taylor New York, NY Jan 1994Jan 1998 District Manager, Manhattan
  • Directed store management teams to achieve sales goals, effective use of payroll, recruit and hire "sales driven" associates, inventory management, and merchandise presentation 
  • Responsible for five Ann Taylor store locations throughout Manhattan including Fifth Avenue, 49th & 6th Avenue, Manhattan Mall, Flat Iron, and South Street Seaport with $30MM in annual sales District included additional responsibility of the 30.000 sq.ft, Madison Avenue Flagship location with annual volume of $30MM 
  • Executed all merchandising and visual directives to corporate guidelines and on time  
  • Motivated management teams in an atmosphere of mutual respect by fostering and supporting innovative business practices 
  • Dramatically reduced management turnover by more than 50% through effective recruitment of top talent, professional development and secession planning 
  • Conducted monthly store audits to ensure operational procedures were followed Member of corporate store set team 
  • Opened/expanded more than twenty Ann Taylor stores throughout the region 
  • Created and launched Management Development Workshops to improve sales performance in district and rolled out to region 
  • Awarded "Best District of the Year " in 1996 
  • Certified "Talent Plus" Interviewer for Ann Taylor stores in 1994.
Ann Taylor New York, NY Jan 1993Jan 1994 District Manager, New York State
  • Directed store management teams to achieve sales goals, effective use of payroll, recruit and hire "sales driven" associates, inventory management, and merchandise presentation 
  • Responsible for ten Ann Taylor stores, including mall-based and free standing lifestyle locations throughout New York State including Albany, Syracuse, Buffalo, Long Island, Queens and Staten Island with $18MM in annual sales
  • District included mall-based and free standing lifestyle locations 
  • Reduced management turnover through effective recruitment of top talent, professional development and secession planning and 
  • Member of the monthly corporate store set team and facilitated in numerous new store openings in the northeast region
Ann Taylor Paramus, NJ Jan 1990Jan 1993 District Manager, Northern New Jersey
  • Responsible for sales, team development, merchandise presentation and operational aspects of store performance among 7 stores with $15MM in annual sales.
  • District included mall-based, and flagship locations.
The Limited Inc., New York, NY Jan 1988Jan 1990 Managing Director of Flagship Store
  • Responsible for P&L results, revenue generation, team development, and operational aspects of the Fifth Avenue Flagship store $30MM in revenue.
  • Recruited, hired and developed 6 managers and 100 hourly associates.
The Gap Inc., New York, NY Jan 1985Jan 1988 Store Manager, Manhattan
Education
Bachelor of Science : Business Management Jan 1985 College of Staten Island/CUNY
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Previous Companies:

  • Director of Scholarship
  • Internship and Mentorship Programs
  • Director of Executive Placement

Previous Job Positions:

  • YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund New York
  • NY
  • Debra Malbin Associates New York
  • Ann Taylor New York
  • Ann Taylor Paramus

Schools:

  • College of Staten Island/CUNY

Level of Education:

  • Bachelor of Science

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